Feet First. Harry Turnbull (Lee Montague). Copyright: Thames Television.

Feet First

ITV sitcom about football. 6 episodes (1 series) in 1979. Stars Lee Montague, Doug Fisher, Jacquie Cassidy, Jonathan Barlow and others.

Feet First. Image shows from L to R: Harry Turnbull (Lee Montague), Terry Prince (Jonathan Barlow). Copyright: Thames Television.

Feet First

Football comedy starring Jonathan Barlow as Terry Prince, a local footballer given the chance to hit the big time

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
1979
Channel
ITV
Episodes
6   (1 series)
Starring
Lee Montague, Doug Fisher, Jacquie Cassidy, Jonathan Barlow, Susan Colverd and Christian Roberts
Writers
John Esmonde and Bob Larbey

Impassioned, convicted and highly-strung football manager Harry Turnbull has a new star striker on his team in the form of 20-year old Terry Prince. Leading one of the first division's most successful teams, he's understandably keen to sign - and keep - the best talent in the country, and keep up the image and running of the club at almost any cost.

As thick as two particularly short planks but with a natural talent for football, midlander and former mechanic Terry is far too earnest and trusting for his own good. Viv, his wife, is a darn-sight sharper, which brings her into immediate conflict with the club's no-nonsense PR whizz, Hamilton Defries.

Installed in a large, comfortable new-build home in leafy Sunbury-on-Thames, Surrey, and with their every whim ready to be catered for by the club, he expects a little assistance in return - but Viv isn't so keen to play ball, especially after he suggests she book in for some cosmetic surgery!

Production Details

Production company
Soundtrack
The theme tune is a fairground organ orchestration of If My Friends Could See Me Now, from the musical Sweet Charity by Cy Coleman.
Laugh track
Live audience

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Monday 8th January 1979 on ITV at 8pm
Last new broadcast
Monday 12th February 1979 on ITV at 8pm
Length of episodes
30 minutes

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